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JasonKoivu
JasonKoivu rated it 6 years ago
Has Dickens beaten the crap out of another character more than poor Little Nell?Certainly Pip and Oliver get theirs. But at least with them there's some sort of happy ending or comeuppance for the villains. Like Little Dorrit without the uplifting ending, Little Nell just gets beat down. She gets ta...
Reading Slothfully
Reading Slothfully rated it 7 years ago
I keep trying to get people to tell me which is Dickens' best, so I won't have to read all the others. But no one helps much. Some group on the Internet said it was Bleak House, but I think that is the least favorite of the five I've read in the past year. Based on the five books I've read so far, i...
The Drift Of Things
The Drift Of Things rated it 9 years ago
"...and so do things pass away, like a tale that is told." When I started this novel I got all excited, thinking it might be even better than Great Expectations, my favorite Dickens novel to date. What always happens to me with Charles Dickens, though, is that my interest starts to fade about 2/3 of...
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Manny Rayner's book reviews rated it 33 years ago
'One would have to have a heart of stone to read the death of little Nell without dissolving into tears... of laughter.'I don't have anything to add to Oscar Wilde's masterly summing-up. He nailed it. Maybe some enterprising person would like to open a GR account for him, and just present his unedit...
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